For those of you that weren't aware, Google Voice is one of many perks for creating a Gmail account through Google. You can receive a free US phone number and make/receive calls and texts from it over VOIP. Alternatively you can use it for call forwarding to your traditional cellphone number. Now that Google Voice is implemented into the Hangouts app is there any value towards a traditional phone plan? About the only thing worth paying for would be a mobile data plan for VOIP access on the go, but if you can make due with public WiFi when away from home or work then you wouldn't even need that. Thoughts?